Thursday, August 9, 2007


LT. Gen. Moses Ali, the vice-chairman of the National Resistant Movement in the north and Forum for Democratic Change's Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, clashed at a funeral service in Moyo district over political pledges.
Ali and Fungaroo (MP Obongi county) disagreed at the funeral of the former LC5 chairman, Gray Cherubin Onama at his home in Celecelea East in Moyo town council.
Onama was also the district NRM chairman. Fungaroo said Onama would not have died if the Government had equipped Moyo Hospital with X-ray machines and electricity.
He said Onama's medical report showed that some of the investigations into his health needed electric power which the hospital lacked.
"If we had electricity, according to the medical report, our brother would not have died. Unfulfiled promises must stop," he said.
Fungaroo said FDC hoped that NRM leaders would live long enough to see the changes his party would initiate when they take over power.
This annoyed Gen. Ali who answered: "I don't know how many years it will take FDC to take over power. I also pray that my son Fungaroo will not die soon so that he can see the years the NRM will rule."
"Lack of power cannot cause death. Even if there's power, if you are to die, you will die," Ali said.
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He said President Yoweri Museveni contributed sh2.5m towards the burial arrangement.
In his condolence message, Museveni described Onama as "a champion of the decentralisation policy."
Born on August 24, 1952, in Pamoyi, Metu sub-county, Onama is survived by four wives and 16 children Bravo.

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